Monaco Cycling Criterium to affect road access in and around Port Hercule this weekend

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Ahead of this Sunday’s Monaco Cycling Criterium, the government has announced a series of road closures and parking restrictions in and around Port Hercule for the duration of the weekend. 

The 49th edition of the Monaco Cycling Criterium is set to take place on Sunday 17th March and the layout of the course, which is just over a kilometre in length and encompasses the Route de la Piscine, Avenue J. F. Kenndey and Boulevard Albert I, will require the closure of roads in the Port Hercule area as well as limitations on street parking. 

Between 6.30am and 6.30pm on the day of the sporting event, the Quai des États-Unis, Route de la Piscine, Avenue J. F. Kenndey and the Darse Sud will be out of bounds to motorists.   

Local residents with vehicles parked between Boulevard Louis II and the Quai des Études will still have access, but a diversion towards the Carrefour du Portier will be put in place during these hours.  

From Saturday at 11pm until Sunday at 6.30pm, only the service access on Boulevard Albert I will be open to road users, while two-way traffic will be permitted between the Rocher-Noghès tunnel and the port car park. It should be noted that all traffic will be banned from turning towards Boulevard Albert I from the Quai Antoine I.  

Some bus routes will also be affected by the event. The Stade Nautique and Princesse Antoinette pick-ups and drop-offs will be roadside stops while Ligne 1 will be rerouted via Avenue d’Ostende between 6.30am and 6.30pm on the Sunday.  

Parking restrictions 

During these same hours, parking will be forbidden on the section of the Quai des États-Unis that runs from the restricted access area to the intersection with the Route de la Piscine. Vehicles will also be unable to park on the Route de la Piscine, the Louis Chiron bend, the Jules Soccal wharf, the Darse Sud, Boulevard Albert I and the Quai Antoine I between the Rocher-Noghès tunnel and the Quai Antoine I car park.

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Photo source: Union Cycliste de Monaco